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Egypt: US$ 341 million loan to upgrade oil and gas infrastructure
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Thursday 4 February a grant loan (US$ 341 million) to upgrade Egypt’s oil and gas infrastructure.    This amount is granted to Sonker, an Egyptian company providing hydrocarbon storage and bunkering. It will support a significant upgrade of the country’s oil and...
PACE calls for greater protection of human rights defenders and NGOs
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted two resolutions on 28 January 2016 calling on its member states to do more to protect human rights defenders and ensure an enabling environment for NGOs, reports PACE’s press service.   According to the press release, the Assembly expressed its deep concern about increased...